Carbon Literacy Training - with certificate of completion

Carbon Literacy training to address climate crisis and promote climate solutions

By Petra Molthan-Hill and Vanessa Odell

Are you concerned about the climate crisis? Are you concerned about how businesses and societies will be affected by climate crisis and want to find out ways you could still mitigate the risks?

Climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges we are currently facing, and it will affect all aspects of business and society. Consequently, graduates with the know-how in tackling environmental and social issues to cope with future challenges have a competitive advantage in the job market.

You are invited to join our free interactive carbon literacy training.

By taking part in this training, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The basic science behind climate crisis
  • The impact different sectors such as food have on our climate and vice versa
  • Climate Change Mitigation Tools for your discipline
  • Strategies and skills for communicating and/or teaching climate actions
  • Your personal possibilities to take action privately and in your current/ future role

You will also receive a full certificate issued by Cooler Project in Manchester.

This training was developed in cooperation with the UN PRME Champions, oikos international, Manchester Metropolitan University and Cooler Project, Manchester. The aim of this project is to get Academics, students and others worldwide carbon literate within a short time frame and to get as many people as possible actively involved in embedding climate solutions in their own life and work. In order to do so we have chosen a train-the-trainer approach, so we will offer regional events inviting all the universities and business schools in the vicinity and train Academics and students there so that they can become trainers in their own institution and/or involved in training other in other regions of the world. We will also use conferences to train Academics and others so that they can then become facilitators in their own home institution and also in their home country if they choose to do so. 

Carbon Literacy Training (outline full day)

Please contact Prof Petra Molthan-Hill (petra.molthan-hill@ntu.ac.uk) for further information.

First session: Climate Science, Climate Justice and Climate Change Futures

Learning Outcome/Topic

Method

Time

Understanding why 97% of climate scientist have agreed that climate change is caused by humans

Presentation

20 minutes

Climate Justice

Game

30 minutes

Experiencing possible positive and negative futures

Card game with coaching elements

50 minutes

Collective strategies to achieve positive futures

Work on assessment (form)

10 minutes

Second session: Climate Science, Carbon calculation, Individual Action

Learning Outcome/Topic

Method

Time

Climate Change Science: Basics and some detail such as carbon sinks

Presentation and videos

40 minutes

Calculating the impact of each action

Exercise

20 minutes

What causes more carbon emissions a banana shipped or a burger locally produced? Understanding the impact of various actions

Game

40 minutes

Individual strategies to achieve positive futures

Work on assessment (form)

20 minutes

Third session: Climate Change- a systems approach

Learning Outcome/Topic

Method

Time

Understanding the system of one sector such as food in relation to climate change

Mind mapping Exercise

60 minutes

Understanding the impact your work/discipline has on this system

Adding to the mind map created

40 minutes

Group strategies to achieve positive futures

Work on assessment (form)

20 minutes

Fourth session: Climate Action Strategies

Learning Outcome/Topic

Method

Time

Academics: Develop teaching tools

Students: Group actions (social media campaigns, influencing lecturers)

Business/organizations: Action for your function such as procurement

Cards to add to Mind Mapping Exercise

(different packs available)

80 minutes

Choose individual and group strategies to achieve positive futures

Work on assessment (form)

40 minutes

Content updated 2019-09-25

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